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Following a week off, Fremantle returns to action this Sunday to take on Brisbane at Optus Stadium.
Coming off back-to-back wins, Fremantle may feel settled with their starting 22, however a number of players could still make their claim for selection.
The return of Michael Walters following his suspension is a no-brainer, with the star forward sitting out Freo’s 57-point win against Carlton in round 14.
Walters has shone up front and in the midfield this season, averaging 20.2 disposals per game while kicking 14 goals from 10 appearances.
Due to a knee injury sustained in round two of the WAFL season, the emerging ruckman is yet to play a game at AFL level this season after starting for Fremantle eight times in 2017.
Darcy made his WAFL comeback against South Fremantle where he racked up 41 hitouts, laid four tackles and kicked a goal.
The exciting key defender remains a slim chance to return from a broken thumb sustained against Adelaide in round 12. In Fremantle’s most recent injury update on 19 June, Pearce was listed a 2-3 weeks away from a return.
The 23-year-old has been a star in the backline this season, making 12 appearances and limiting the impact of a number of the game’s best key forwards.
The key defender was unavailable for selection against Carlton due to a suspension imposed by the WAFL from Peel’s clash against West Perth in round 10.
If Pearce is not available for a recall, Johnson could be in line to return and add height to Freo’s backline.
Johnson has played eight games at AFL level this season and averaged 6.8 marks and 15.6 disposals per game. He last played for Fremantle in round 10 against North Melbourne.
The defender has endured a tough recent run with minor injuries. Duman was a late withdrawal against Adelaide due to back soreness and then came off early playing for Peel against South Fremantle with a concussion. The 20-year-old is listed as a test to return to football this weekend, averaging 12.6 disposals and four marks per game from five AFL appearances this season.
McCarthy was listed as one of Peel’s best against South Fremantle a fortnight ago. The key forward played mainly in defence where he collected 17 disposals and took 11 marks.
At AFL level, McCarthy has kicked 12.13 from 11 appearances this season.
The running midfielder is likely to return to football this weekend, however it won’t be in Fremantle colours due to a club-imposed suspension. Hill last played for Fremantle in round two and if he earns selection for Peel against Swan Districts on Sunday, he will be available to return for Freo in round 16 against Melbourne in Darwin.